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Sport and Recreation Precinct

Consultation is open from 3 July to 16 August 2020

Contact: David Stevens

Manager – Commercial Operations

(02) 9911 3664



In 2008 the Lane Cove Council Recreation Action Plan found that there are no public indoor sports courts in the Lane Cove area and that there was a lack of facilities that would have been traditionally classified as 'women's sport'.

Studies also show that there is a supply / demand imbalance in Sydney's North for sports such as basketball and netball.

To address the situation, Council is gauging community interest in a new Sport and Recreation Precinct on the curtilage of the current Lane Cove Golf Course. In addition to providing increased access to multi-court facilities the plans also improve visitation to the golf course to make golf sustainable at the site as since 2001, the number of games being played at the course has more than halved.

To help explain what is planned for the site, Council has put together a video that highlights the features of the Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plans

The Plans shows how the following activities can be accommodated on the current site at 180 River Road:

  • A nine-hole golf course
  • Golf driving range (optional)
  • Putt-putt golf (optional)
  • 5 indoor multi-sport courts and 4 outdoor multi-sport courts
  • A Stage for large scale meetings/performance
  • Program space for activities such as gymnastics and yoga etc.
  • Café and Restaurant
  • Expanded car park.

Watch the video about the Sport and Recreation Precinct

At its meeting of 16 March 2020, Council resolved to seek community feedback to include two options in relation to the golf course. Option 1 would see only minimal changes to the first hole to accommodate the multi-sport indoor and outdoor courts. The second option also includes putt-putt golf and a golf driving range to ensure the precinct becomes a golf 'destination' for all ages. To accommodate these facilities, Greg Norman Golf Course Design was commissioned to design a shortened golf course layout that would remain challenging and be accredited by Golf NSW.

Have Your Say

To provide Council with your feedback please complete the survey below.

Prior to completing the survey please review the Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plans, Revised Golf Course Masterplan Layout Option and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Council will also be hosting two drop-in information sessions at the Clubhouse of the Lane Cove Golf Club, 180 River Road, Lane Cove.

You are welcome to drop by on Saturday 25 July and 1 August between 9:00am – 11:00am to speak with a Council staff member.

You may also find that your questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Key documents

You can also make a submission to the General Manager by:-

  • Post: PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595; or
  • Email:

Submissions close Sunday 16 August 2020.


Council is committed to protecting your personal information and will manage your submission in accordance with our privacy policy.  Please note, unless contrary to the public interest, any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information.